Ariana Grande to Play Penny in ‘Hairspray’

By Radio.com Staff

Ariana Grande has announced that she will play the role of Penny in an upcoming live television broadcast of the musical Hairspray.

“Hi I have to tell you something very very exciting today, she began. “most of you know that i’m really just a musical theater geek…. like a really big one… so…. my heart is very full re: this announcement. I AM NOWWW A CHECKERBOARD CHICK #HairsprayLive #Penny.”

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“Penny has been a dream role since Hairspray opened on Broadway,” she continued. “At 9, I was (and still am) in LOVE w @KerryButlerNyc. hope to make u proud.”

Hairspray Live! will air on NBC on Wednesday, December 7th at 8 pm.

Check out Ariana’s tweets below.

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